Using Slack to poll your team members is a great way to increase transparency and improve a team's productivity. There are several ways how to create slack polls with the most efficiency. See them explained below.
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Let's start with Slack polling apps. It's the most effective way to create a poll or run a survey on Slack. Many apps that run basic polls. But we recommend Standuply for creating Slack polls as the most sophisticated polling solution. Moreover, Slack polls are part of the Standuply free plan.
When you need to create your poll inside Slack with members of any channel the best way is to use /poll-standuply command. It's available to anyone on your team once you've added Standuply bot to your Slack team.
With Standuply you're able to create multiple choice polls, anonymous surveys and share poll results in Slack. It all increases transparency on your team, which is essential for distributed teams.
Use /poll-standuply to create a native poll in Slack
Type /poll-standuply in a Slack channel where you want to create a poll. Once the poll is there, everyone will be able to respond to a poll right in Slack.
Define Slack poll syntax: a question and answers
A window will pop up to configure poll options: a question and answers to choose from. After you click create, a simple poll will be posted in a Slack channel.
Watch live polling in Slack
All Slack channel members can see the poll and participate. Poll results are updated in real-time after every vote. Creating polls with Standuply takes less than a minute.
Moving on to more complicated ways to manage your team via Slack. When you need more than a simple poll or need one on schedule there several ways to achieve that using Standuply App.
Slack is a handy way for that purpose because a Slack app acts like a real person so that team members tend to treat it better than email. Check out Brilliant Bots at Slack App Directory for the best apps.
Configure a schedule and questions for a Slack survey
To schedule a Slack survey login to your account in Standuply. There you can configure all the options: schedule, questions, participants, and more. If needed, results can be posted anonymously in Slack or via email.
Standuply collects team answers via Slack
On schedule, Standuply reaches out to selected people and surveys them in Slack. Just like with a Slack poll, after team members provide their inputs Standuply aggregates them and then presents survey results in Slack.
Get survey results via Slack or email
Survey results can be delivered to a Slack channel or via Direct Slack Messages, email or Webhook. You can even add survey results to Trello cards. This way you choose a process and automate it via Slack-based surveys.
It's possible to run polls in Slack even without apps. The simplest way is to use Emoji reactions for voting. Everyone likes it and it takes seconds to create a voting poll.